Hazlewood Castle Wedding Photographer | Renée & James

Hazlewood Castle wedding

It seems strange to be posting a wedding from just before Christmas, but that’s exactly what I’m doing here with Renée & James’ Hazlewood Castle wedding .  I’ve spent most of January updating the website, giving it a bit of a facelift and adding new photographs. I’m pretty happy with how it looks now so I think we’re ready to start adding stuff to the blog again…

Right. Renée & James then.  You might remember a month or two ago that I posted their Pre-Wedding shoot, also at the castle, where we had a lovely walk through the woods.  Well, we were all back at Hazlewood about a month later for the big day, and what a big day it was too.   Hazlewood Castle is a stunning venue. It’s got it all, from an extensive history to great views, beautiful interior and stories of the occasional ghost (you can find out about the ghost stories here ). Luckily,  Renée wasn’t getting ready in one of the haunted rooms, which meant that she could concentrate on the important task of getting herself & the bridesmaids ready for the day ahead.  Then, off to St Mary’s church in Tadcaster for a beautiful candle lit service with a choir, to make it even more Christmassy, before returning to Hazlewood for the remainder of the day’s celebrations.

There’s always something special about shooting a wedding at Christmas.  Christmas trees and the trappings of the whole holiday really add to the day, especially somewhere like Hazlewood Castle, with the mulled wine and mistletoe everywhere…it was a fantastic day. Lovely people, lovely place, lovely atmosphere.

You might want to make yourself comfortable…there’s quite a lot of photographs…

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Dress by Maggie Sottero 

Makeup by Pam Lota 

Hair by Georgina Wild

Cake by Valerie’s Cakes

Wedding Venue Styling by Ambience Venue Styling

Photography by Mark J Hillyer. Wedding Photographer York

Yorkshire Wedding Photographer


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By Mark J Hillyer, Wedding Photographer Yorkshire